What to consider when choosing cork as your floor?


There are many advantages to using cork flooring. Cork is soft underfoot, warm and has natural resistant properties to moisture. When installed properly, it can give your home an instant facelift. Plus, with cork flooring you needn’t worry about falling objects damaging the floor – cork is extremely resilient, which means it can bounce back, leaving no dents at all.

Are cork floors for you?

No doubt, cork flooring is a great option. Can cork floors be laid inyour home?While cork flooring CAN be installed in any home, there are a few things to consider before installation. These include:

  • Moisture
  • Humidity
  • Level of traffic


You may wish to install cork flooring all around your home. Wonderful! Cork does have a natural resistance to moisture and is a much better choice than most hardwoods.Another advantage with cork is that it has the tendency to resist the growth of mildew and mould.

cork floor by DIYHumidity

Cork flooring requires a relative humidity, or else it will start to expand and contract. If there are any moisture problems, resolve them immediately to keep your cork floor at its finest.

Level of traffic

If you install cork flooring, you won’t get many scratches as it has a protective layer. However, with the high level of traffic your cork floor will face every day, its protective layer may fade away overtime, causing the material to be more vulnerable to damage. For this reason, it is recommended in areas with low or moderate traffic.

What to consider when choosing cork as your floor?

Keep these concepts in mind and you will get a lot of years out of your cork floor.

Would you like to know more about cork flooring? Contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for all your needs. We will install any kind of flooring to suit your requirements.

Ring D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring today on 0409 081 679 for a free quote.